The Allotment Pre Plan
If the press are to be believed today is ‘blue Monday’. On such a glorious day? Really? You’ve got to love a media construct, designed no doubt to make us all feel a little bit worse about things than we should. So I’m putting it out there that I love January.
As a gardener it’s the time that I think Winter is firmly on it’s way out and I can start planning properly for the new season, well pre planning that is, because before I start to firm things up I want to consider some principles.
Time – How much time am I prepared to devote to the plot and the particular crops that I grow.
Quality – Some crops will hands down beat anything that might be found in a supermarket. My particular favourites being sweetcorn, broad beans and peas.
Value – In relation to effort, space, time etc. some things just don’t warrant our time. Things like herbs and flowers that are costly to buy are, however, a very different story.
Space – Less of a consideration for us this year, but I’m still not keen to grow main crop potatoes or onions preferring to give the room over to other things.
So that’s my pre plan and on this very gorgeous day I’d love to hear all about yours.